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Candidates struggle to use random numbers-PLE scouts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Primary Seven candidates confused this morning with some of them using Education Management Information System-EMIS numbers attached to each school instead of the random numbers used by the Uganda National Examinations Board this year. The examination body last month announced that they would use …

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Kampala schools set for UCE exams

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Schools in Kampala are set for the 2019 Uganda Certificate of Education examinations that started on Friday with the briefing of candidates. Most of the schools visited by URN reporter had the briefing in the morning, while others in the afternoon. At Mengo Secondary …

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UNEB fails to pin Buvuma headteacher over malpractice

Buikwe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Court has tasked Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB to table evidence implicating Siraje Kakomo Musisi, the head teacher Buvuma College School and the UNEB scout, Afema Droti for exam malpractice. UNEB dragged the duo to court for allegedly aiding and abetting examination malpractices during last year’s …

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How schools cheat examinations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  With a just a month away to the Primary Leaving Examinations-PLE, Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB has stepped up efforts to sensitise school authorities against examination malpractice.   The vice, which has increasingly become part of Uganda’s education system, is attributes to various factors including commercialization of …

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50 Secondary schools under probe for inflating USE enrollment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Criminal Investigations Directorate –CID is investigating more than 50 private secondary schools on allegations of inflating Universal Secondary Education –USE student enrollment to fleece the government billions of money. Charles Twine, CID Spokesperson, says that a probe is underway to establish how the …

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UNEB to fine gov’t schools registering private candidates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) will fine public school headteachers who have been fraudulently registering candidates from private schools that have no UNEB centre numbers as government-sponsored candidates. UNEB says that each school which will be found practising the illegality will be requested to refund …

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Former UNEB chief Ongom dead

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former Executive Secretary Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) David Livingstone Ongom has died. Ongom 82 died on Friday evening at Nakasero hospital where had been admitted at the Intensive Care Unit. Without divulging details of his death, Ongom’s son Steven Atwii, said that …

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You cannot forge scientists

Students cannot pass without being taught, experts tell the government as 2018 UCE results show high failure rates Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA AND JULIUS BUSINGE | While releasing the results of the 2018 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examinations on Jan.31, the Chairperson of the Uganda National Examinations Board …

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PLE results expose gaps in system

Experts blame outdated UNEB Act for failure rates Kampala, Uganda | AGNES E NANTABA | The recently released 2018 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) caused excitement for many pupils, parents, and schools. But for some top elite schools Jan. 17, the day when the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) released the …

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